CHESTNUT HILL CONSERVANCY: NEW NAME, SAME MISSION! Our new name was chosen after years of Board deliberation to more accurately reflect the organization’s energetic work to protect the cultural and natural resources that define the character of Chestnut Hill and its surrounding communities. The organization’s three core goals of its longstanding mission remain the same: (1) to preserve Chestnut Hill architecture and balance beneficial development with protection of significant resources; (2) to maintain the Chestnut Hill and Wissahickon Archives and provide for the discovery and care of community heritage; and (3) to conserve natural land, protect the Wissahickon watershed, and maintain the area’s uniquely green character, as the nation’s first accredited urban land trust. Read the full press release.


With one of America’s largest urban historic districts and ample green space, Chestnut Hill is defined by – and loved for – architecture, history, and nature

We protect Chestnut Hill’s defining features